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 Les Misérables

Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, and it immediately became a best-seller. The French word “misérables” can mean either “wretches” or “villains,” and the novel is filled with both. The plot concerns the pursuit by Inspector Javert of the ex-convict Jean Valjean against a backdrop of revolution in nineteenth-century France.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PQ2286
  • PQ2301

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Victor Hugo. 1988.

                      Call Number: PQ2301.V498 1988

  • Hugo, Victor. Les Misérables. 1987.

                       Call Number: PQ2286.A35 1987

  • Porter, Laurence M. Victor Hugo. 1999.

                      Call Number: PQ2301.P67 1999

  •  Vargas Llosa, Mario. The Temptation of the Impossible. 2007.

                      Call Number: PQ2286 .V3713 2007

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Hugo, Victor (Subject)

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long FictionCall Number: REF PN3321.C75 2000

o        Vol. 4, pg. 1602

  • Epics for StudentsCall Number: REF PN56.E65 E67

o        Vol. 2, pg 235-73

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number: REF PN5 .L574 1997

o   Vol. 2, pg. 223-29

  • Masterplots (Revised Second Edition) Call Number: REF PN44.M33 1996

o        Vol. 7, pg. 4178-82

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature CriticismCall Number: REF PN761.N5

o        Vol. 3, pg. 243-50, 252-3, 255, 259, 263-5, 267, 270, 272, 274

o        Vol. 10, pg. 354-83

o        Vol. 21, pg. 195

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number: REF PN44 .N937

o        Vol. 5, pg. 231-53

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale

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